NEW! Covid-19 Information
How do I prevent myself and my family from catching COVID-19?
Symptoms generally are fever, dry cough, and shortness of breath.
How are people diagnosed with COVID-19?
There are two ways a person can be diagnosed with COVID-19:
1. ) A clinician diagnosis without laboratory testing or
2.) Laboratory confirmation of the cornoavirus-19
To read more, click HERE
If I test positive for COVID-19 or identified as a close contact of a positive case, will I be contact by the Health Department? YES!We will make every effort to contact you by telephone. In fact, you may hear from us before getting a call from your doctor or the hospital. If we weren’t provided with a phone number for you, we will contact you by USPS mail. Your privacy is important to us and your personal information is held in the strictest of confidence. No identifying information will ever be released to the public. If you wish to see a simplified interview sheet, click HERE. Case surveillance and contact tracing is extremely important in fighting back against the pandemic.
What does it mean if the Board of Health or my doctor told me to ISOLATE?
Read Isolation Orders HERE
What does it mean if the Board of Health told me I am a contact and to QUARANTINE?
Read Quarantine Orders HERE
Contact: Judy Metcalf, RS., CHO
Director of Public Health
Address: Town Hall, 126 Main Street, Ware, MA 01082
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30-12:30 and 1-4:00
Board of Health Members
Michael Juda Chairman 2021
Jennifer McMartin Member 2022
Katrina Velle Member 2023
Name Title Telephone
Judy Metcalf RS., CHO Director of Public Health 413-967-9615 x 111
Finn McCool Health Inspector 413-967-9615 x 116
Betty Barlow Administrative Assistant 413-967-9615 x 110
Carrie Latulippe, RN Public Health Nurse 413-967-9615 x 112
Edward Kent Jr. Plumbing Inspector 413-967-9615
Michael Pluta Asst. Plumbing Inspector 413-967-9615
Thomas Kularski Animal Inspector
The mission of the Ware Board of Health is to address public health needs, protect and improve the health and quality of life in the community, offer education resources and promulgate and enforce local, state and national regulations as required by law.
The objective of the Board of Health is to assure effective and deliverable public health programs, services and regulations. To do so, the Board provides timely response, collaborates with other local town departments, neighboring communities, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH), the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MDEP), businesses, academic institutions and other professional organizations. Staff and Board members keep current on the latest advances in public health science, current policy-making trends and emerging public health needs in the community.
Duties and Responsibilities
The primary duties of the Board of Health center on enforcing the provisions of the State Sanitary and Environmental Codes under the jurisdiction of the Board of Health.